16 episodes

Join your host, Sumu Sathi, in blunt and honest conversations on finding your way to success in career or business. Be ready to break those glass ceilings as a boss babe building her business or as an ambitious working woman moving up that ladder. Get ready to be motivated
with our guests sharing their tools and strategies on how they achieved success by overcoming systemic barriers and personal challenges.

Sumu is a front-line worker with the Canadian government and has over 15 years of experience in community leadership and public speaking. She is very passionate about helping women of colour create influential personal brands, by addressing the systemic or cultural barriers they may be facing. Sumu is the founder of Ms. Brown Plus, a body-positive movement for women. She has her B.Sc from the University of Toronto and currently in her final year of Bachelor of Social Work at the University of Manitoba. Her community work has been featured in NOW Toronto, Toronto.com, and Toronto Star. Some of her achievements include interviewing politicians like Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynn, Toronto Mayor John Tory, and many other community changemakers. As a result of her passion for media and community building, she has produced over 100 videos online, and directed a documentary in Srilanka during her placement as a Leadership Facilitator. Sumu was nominated for the 2019 Waterfront Awards under the Outstanding Innovator category. You can connect with Sumu at https://www.linkedin.com/in/sumusathi/

HER Life HER Way Sumu Sathi

    • Entrepreneurship
    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

Join your host, Sumu Sathi, in blunt and honest conversations on finding your way to success in career or business. Be ready to break those glass ceilings as a boss babe building her business or as an ambitious working woman moving up that ladder. Get ready to be motivated
with our guests sharing their tools and strategies on how they achieved success by overcoming systemic barriers and personal challenges.

Sumu is a front-line worker with the Canadian government and has over 15 years of experience in community leadership and public speaking. She is very passionate about helping women of colour create influential personal brands, by addressing the systemic or cultural barriers they may be facing. Sumu is the founder of Ms. Brown Plus, a body-positive movement for women. She has her B.Sc from the University of Toronto and currently in her final year of Bachelor of Social Work at the University of Manitoba. Her community work has been featured in NOW Toronto, Toronto.com, and Toronto Star. Some of her achievements include interviewing politicians like Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynn, Toronto Mayor John Tory, and many other community changemakers. As a result of her passion for media and community building, she has produced over 100 videos online, and directed a documentary in Srilanka during her placement as a Leadership Facilitator. Sumu was nominated for the 2019 Waterfront Awards under the Outstanding Innovator category. You can connect with Sumu at https://www.linkedin.com/in/sumusathi/

    Pandemic, Racism, Women and BIPOC

    Pandemic, Racism, Women and BIPOC

    In this final episode of season 1, our MPP Jill Andrew (https://www.jillandrewmpp.ca/about)talks about number of issues that are concerning to women and people of colour during the pandemic recovery. Dr. Jill explains why our existing policies and programs are not designed to protect these groups and how she is advocating for change. This episode will also shed light on how racism continues to play a role in many sectors such as education, healthcare, social services, housing and others while we are trying to deal with a health crisis. How can communities move forward during this time? This episode is definitely for individuals who are looking to create change in their communities.
    She not only addresses the issues faced by marginalized communities but also shares encouraging words for advocates and activists to keep fighting for what is right.

    • 46 min
    How To Lead For Great Results

    How To Lead For Great Results

    With women leaders like Jacinda Ardern, Michelle Obama, Kamal Harris, and Alexandria Cortez taking over the world, we are seeing a new breed of transformational leadership happening. This new world is refreshing for some and scary for many. We still get the stares, the smirks and the random inappropriate comments when we step into a room but the only way to move forward is through producing great results through our leadership styles.
    In this episode with Yvonne Sinniah (https://www.yvonnesinniah.com/) you will....
    Identify why women are called bossy while men are considered to be charismatic in leadership roles
    Discover the effective leadership strategies
    Find out what barriers women & women of colour face in leadership spaces
    Learn how to earn your trust as a leader
    Start your leadership journey with confidence
    Yvonne Sinniah is driven to develop communities and individuals to thrive and live to their best potential. In her current role in municipal government as a Strategic Community Developer, Yvonne works with community groups, government agencies and private organizations to develop collaborative partnerships that enhance active living and community connectedness. Previously, Yvonne was a Director in provincial healthcare, where she led Diversity and Health Equity, Women and Children’s Health, Telemedicine, and Physiotherapy Reform.

    • 52 min
    Power of Storytelling with Your Branding

    Power of Storytelling with Your Branding

    Many of us have a fear of oversharing or not sharing enough on social media. How do we find that balance as women? How do women of colour build that confidence to share their authentic journey instead of shying away? Take listen to this episode to find all your answers.

    • 35 min
    Top 3 Things to Keep in Mind for Brand Building

    Top 3 Things to Keep in Mind for Brand Building

    I was interviewed by Dr. Amiena Peck (https://www.instagram.com/amienainspired/?hl=en), Senior Lecturer at The University of Western Cape, South Africa on personal branding this week. In this episode, I summarize the top three things that are extremely important when it comes to brand building. This is an important episode for anyone in their beginning stages of and looking for the missing pieces.

    • 11 min
    3 Tips for Building Self-Discipline

    3 Tips for Building Self-Discipline

    In today’s episode I am going to share 3 tips for building self-discipline. Do you have many goals but don’t seem to be achieving none or most of them? Do you start projects and leave half way? Do you keep talking about ideas but they never turn into real life projects? Have you checked your self-discipline strategies lately? Maybe that is where you need to focus on.
    Listen to this episode to find out the three strategies that contributed to my high achieving lifestyle.

    • 25 min
    Success Tips for Serial Entrepreneurship

    Success Tips for Serial Entrepreneurship

    In this episode, Falesha Raquel (https://falesharaquel.com/) shares her journey as a serial entrepreneur, entertainer and realtor/builder. Falesha comes from a single mom household and learned about hard work at a very young age. She also promised herself that she will work smarter in her life. Today she is the proud owner of Diva Diverse dance company, FR Beauty products, and a realtor/builder with a private equity side of the business to help clients.
    Her mixed ethnicity and gender made her face several systemic barriers while she tried to make a name for herself in male dominated industries. She continued to fight until she was heard and created the space she deserved as an entrepreneur.
    Falesha's resilience tips, success strategies, morning routines, and work-life balance tips are all shared in this interview.

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

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Inspired_Mom ,

Real and refreshing

I love listening to podcasts like this that are relatable instead of pushing out unrealistic content that sounds highly motivating but hard to put into action. Sumu Sathi has a way of speaking that really appeals to real people. Her topics definitely inspire someone like me who wants to get out of a routine and think outside the box but unsure how to go about it. It has the right amount of motivation without sounding preaching.

Mynameisnotsophia ,

Love Sumu Sathi and her Blunt Style

I’ve listened to some other podcasts by Sumu Sathi also and love how she is very real about taboo topics and delivers her information in a very blunt style. She really tells it how it is and she makes things really funny and entertaining while being very sensitive all at the same time.

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